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Fish is the fastest growing protein, but needs radical change I Amy Novogratz, Aqua-Spark


Was the documentary, Seaspiracy, calling for consumers to stop eating fish, really representative of fish farming v’s caught from the sea?



With fish making up 17% of animal protein, aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world, yet with depleted wild-caught fish stocks and consumer’s demand for more sustainable fish farms there is a lot of work to invest in.


One of this week’s Sarah’s Country’s Change Maker we break-down what sustainable fish farming globally looks like from Netherlands-based, Amy Novogratz from Aqua-Sparks who says:

  • Not eating seafood to save the ocean, is not that black and white. Fish farming done well can be better than pastoral farming systems.

  • What does good vs bad aquaculture look like and how is it a radically changing space with new technology and changing feed away from wild-caught fish or soy.

  • Aqua-Spark invests across the entire value chain from feed alternatives, removing antibiotics and helping fisheries to turn a profit to be more sustainable.

  • With aquaculture we know everything about how the fish was raised, what it was fed and what medicines it was treated with.


“The biggest changes that need to happen is what & how much we are feeding the fish. We have been feeding them soy and other ingredients that aren't necessarily good for the digestive system or our planet so we're investing in insects, microbes & seaweed. We also invest in feed optimization technology saving 24% of feed.”

For information on Aqua-Spark who invest globally in sustainable aquaculture, visit,

https://www.aqua-spark.nl/



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